'''Thomas Hughes''' (20 October 182222 March 1896) was an English lawyer, judge, politician and author. He is most famous for his novel ''Tom Brown's School Days
'' (1857), a semi-autobiographical work set at Rugby School
, which Hughes had attended. It had a lesser-known sequel, ''Tom Brown at Oxford
Hughes had numerous other interests, in particular as a Member of Parliament, in the British co-operative movement
, and in a settlement in Tennessee reflecting his values.